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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2

Altitude: -63.5°   Azimuth: 76.2°   Direction: East-North-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius, at a distance of 341,159,284 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 2023 GQ2 in Sagittarius on March,03 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 in Sagittarius on March, 03 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 is 20h 23m 11s and the Declination is -39° 20’ 22” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 is 24.00 (JPL).

20h 23m 11s
-39° 20’ 22”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Today Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 is not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

  • 2023 GQ2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 GQ2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2023 GQ2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 in Sagittarius on March, 03 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 from Earth is currently 341,159,284 kilometers, equivalent to 2.280509 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 57.9849 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 57.9849 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest Approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 16 2028 at a distance of 0.010154 Astronomical Units, or 1,519,084 kilometers:

Thu Nov 16 2028

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.40130341
Orbit inclination i 36.89105184°
Perihelion distance q 0.98450753 AU
147,280,231 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.30432873 AU
344,722,672 km
Semi-major axis a 1.64441813 AU
246,001,452 km
Orbital period period 2.1088 years
770.2236 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jul-11 19:53:11
2,459,772.3286 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Aug-20 01:15
2,460,542.5522 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 349.26397361235°
Longitude of the ascending node node 53.777271653459°
Mean anomaly M 106.64656731071°
Mean motion n 0.46739675°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2023 GQ2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Feb 25 19h 57m 20s -39° 04’ 22” 24.08 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 26 20h 00m 30s -39° 06’ 57” 24.07 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 27 20h 03m 42s -39° 09’ 24” 24.06 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 28 20h 06m 55s -39° 11’ 39” 24.06 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 29 20h 10m 09s -39° 13’ 45” 24.05 Sagittarius
2024 Mar 01 20h 13m 23s -39° 15’ 41” 24.04 Sagittarius
2024 Mar 02 20h 16m 38s -39° 17’ 26” 24.03 Sagittarius
2024 Mar 03 20h 19m 55s -39° 18’ 59” 24.01 Sagittarius
2024 Mar 04 20h 23m 12s -39° 20’ 21” 24.00 Sagittarius
2024 Mar 05 20h 26m 31s -39° 21’ 33” 23.99 Sagittarius
2024 Mar 06 20h 29m 52s -39° 22’ 35” 23.98 Microscopium
2024 Mar 07 20h 33m 11s -39° 23’ 24” 23.97 Microscopium
2024 Mar 08 20h 36m 33s -39° 24’ 01” 23.96 Microscopium
2024 Mar 09 20h 39m 56s -39° 24’ 25” 23.95 Microscopium